Insect and Bug ID forum: Cool beetle of some sort...

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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Carter
Aug 15, 2015 4:44 AM CST
Anyone know what this is? I've never seen one of these before (and I've lived here 43 years & counting!). See my fingers for some perspective. It was fairly large - and beautiful!

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 15, 2015 6:23 AM CST
A Big Eyed Click Beetle, Alaus oculatus. Kind of a neat beetle. They click when disturbed.
Name: Leslieray Hurlburt
Sacramento California (Zone 9b)
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HamiltonSquare
Aug 15, 2015 4:35 PM CST
I've seen it once and it was in Texas also. Once in 12 yrs. One of the largest beetles for me also. Very beautiful. Happy it's still around. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
Tropicals Adeniums Plant Identifier
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Carter
Aug 23, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Sorry, been traveling and unable to get back here for a bit. Thanks for the ID!

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